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Global collaboration: improving care and outcomes for all

23 May 2024
Volume 33 · Issue 10

Abstract

International Nurses Day is celebrated across the world on 12 May, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. There are large variations in cancer nursing across the world, affected by climate, geography, population need, resources and educational opportunities for nurses. Differences exist between and within countries. These can contribute to disparities in patient outcomes. Nurses provide care in a variety of settings while facing many challenges, including climate change and conflict.

International Nurses Day is celebrated across the world on 12 May, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. There are large variations in cancer nursing across the world, affected by climate, geography, population need, resources and educational opportunities for nurses. Differences exist between and within countries. These can contribute to disparities in patient outcomes. Nurses provide care in a variety of settings while facing many challenges, including climate change and conflict.

Collaboration in cancer nursing is essential for achieving universal health coverage and better outcomes for cancer patients worldwide. Knowledge exchange supports nurses to develop expertise and ensures they are up to date on the latest advances in cancer care (World Health Organization (WHO), 2024). When nurses collaborate globally, they can share innovation, research, and best practices. Global collaboration also highlights the phenomenal work cancer nurses from lower/middle income countries do while facing unique regional healthcare challenges. Matt Fowler, a UK-based nurse consultant and honorary lecturer at the University of Bethlehem, volunteers with Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) UK (https://www.map.org.uk) on missions to Gaza, and says this about his nursing colleagues in Palestine:

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